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lost a noble soul. dan inouye lived a long and productive life. still i speak for dan's senate family when i say we're devastated by his passing. but we will all miss him. his legacy will live in the halls of the senate and the state of hawaii as long as history is written. his place in the history books will not fade. as the second-longest serving senator in our history, senator inouye's career in congress spanned the life of hawaii's statehood, elected to the senate in 1962. only robert byrd served longer. senator inouye's tradition of service began long before he came to the united states senate. he was working as a medical volunteer when japanese warplanes attacked pearl harbor. he was just a boy, a teenager. from the time he was just a kid, he wanted to be a doctor, a medical doctor, but a different fate awaited dan inouye. after the attack, as we all know too well, japanese americans were deemed enemy aliens and were therefore not subject to the draft. in spite of that, in spite of the humiliation, more than 110,000 people of japanese ancestry were imprisoned in american internm
dan band hit the stage. >> when i listen to you, you speak so passionately and intensely about the soldiers and about the first responders. >> it's a privilege to be able to support these folks. that's why i say playing lieutenant dan was no coincidence. lieutenant dan talks about his destiny and what he was destined to do i think it was my destiny to support our men and women. >>> >> fox weather alert now. right now we are watching a powerful storm system out west moving east and could eventually complicate holiday travel for millions of americans. i am harris falkner. for the next 48-hours highly active weather pattern will bring fresh snow to another region. the threat of twists in some states. the weather center is here to tell us which region of the country we will face. >> we are tracking two storm systems one system out west and another one is across portions of the southeast and eventually it will move forth ward. the one southeast areas of light rain across parts of tennessee and western parts of carolinas into the northern portions of florida. areas in the northeast h
, a memorial service for senator dan all inouye at washington national cathedral. then the u cozy are youth parliament holds its annual debate at the british house of commons. the alliance for health reform hosts a discussion on increasing the eligibility age for medicare >> when i first came to washington in 1968 as a staff member to a democrat, bill palmer, one of the things they do on thursday night, they'd play gin rummy in the capitol and my job was to pour the cheap bourbon light the cigars and there was camaraderie, and john made the point many times, when you have had dinner with somebody or friends with somebody and you go out with your families, your less left-hand side to cut their throat politically. >> and then jack kemp became the ranking member, and jack and i used to go out and have meals together and talk football half the time, and then budgets, and even though we disagreed significantly on almost everything, we learned to like each other. he was not evil and i was not evil. pre the problem you got now is people think that the guy on the other side or the gal on the other
in principle. this is a compelling story of what it means to be an american. dan inouye had an impact on so many lives, including mine. his extraordinary accomplishments at the stuff of legend. not all tested in world war ii, despite severe burns prevailed in combat, recipient of our nation's highest award for valor, the medal of honor. distinguished senator from hawaii, president pro tem of the senate. the site also exemplified the qualities most revered by his community, quiet humility, respect for others, standing on principles that matter. family, service to community. a modest man who is assertive and doing what was right. when america was plunged into the crucible of world war ii, nowhere was the attack on pearl harbor more keenly felt than in the japanese-american community. it's difficult today to recall the full intensity of fear, of confucian, a suspicion of recrimination, even hatred that are merged in the days and weeks and months following a surprise attack 71 years ago. and despite the clear injustice in the dinner relocating so many of the japanese community. second-generatio
over the course of a long career. but mr. president, what i want to focus on for a minute is the dan inouye who has been there for me as a friend and mentor for the past 20 years. who has been a shining light in this chamber. senator inouye was not the loudest member of this chamber, he was not the most robust and he wasn't a senator who spent his time making long winded speeches but through his quiet resolve, his under stated strength and his commitment to do the right thing no matter what he was able to accomplish so much. he led the appropriations committee through difficult times with grace and incredible effectiveness. the partisan rank that too oftendom nates this city was unaccept to believe him. his focus was on people, on the infrastructure they depend on in the communities, on the must vulnerable. he was a giant here in the senate, he was a mountain back home. hawaii would not be hawaii without dan inouye. he fought for his state. he would not allow it to be ignored and he made it a better place to live and work for generations to come. mr. president, as a senator from anot
. we pray in your sovereign name. amen. >> senator dan inouye was a noble soul, one of the finest men i have ever met, and we are por for his loss. i want to join senator inouye's family, hawaii, and all americans in paying respect to an american hero. senator inouye was one of the deluxe senators to ever walk the hallowed halls of this great building. he leaves behind a legacy of public leadership and private kindness that will not be forgotten as long as these walls stand and as long as histories are written. it is fitting you should lie in state in the dome of the capital and proper that he should rest upon the same platform upon which abraham lincoln, president john f. kennedy, rosa parks, and 26 more of this nation's luminaries have lain in state. dan inouye was an institution and deserves to spend at least another day in this beautiful building in which he dedicated his life. as the second longest-serving senator in our history, dan inouye represented our 50th state from the first day it was entered into the union, but his traditional service began long before he came to the unite
wanted to be late in the process. i'd been in the senate one day, and back in 1985, and dan inouye came to visit me in my office. he was up here, i was down here. and he just introduced himself, we talked a bit about our states, he had all kinds of seniority and, you know, amazing qualities. and i was nothing. and he came to see me. i'm sorry, but you don't forget things like that. says something about him which went through his life. just the way he was. from there, a long friendship began. and while i believed he looked at me as a friend, i looked to him as so much more than that. he was in a total sense a mentor with sort of a confucian touch because he had a japanese heritage and i had an interest in japan and he had a way of imparting judgments and wisdom which were in the eastern method, very subtle. he was not always that way, but he could be, and he was with me. i learned from him how this chamber works, how to get things done. i watched the way he did them. not with a heavy fist or sharp words, but with thoughtfulness, hard work, a commanding presence, that voice, that voice. a
friend of 60 years, dan inouye. he got up there, with a little struggle, but he got up there and soldier to soldier, with his left hand, he saluted his soldier friend of 60 years. >> reporter: now, i want to make clear that senator inouye, i said he was award theed medal of honor. he earned it, he's a recipient. not something he won in a contest. and they heard me say that or told i said that. i want to clarify that senator inouye, all three of men received the honor, great, great honor, harris. >> harris: you've cleared it up for us, ed henry. now we'll see the flip side of this and talk about what's going on here in the mainland. the president is on vacation obviously, but is he doing other work that might bring him back to bring us back from the fiscal cliff? might we see him before the new year? >> oh, i think it's almost a guarantee at this point. he'll be working the phones here in hawaii and he saw senator reed today at the memorial service, but told by white house aides it's likely the president will interrupt this vacation shortly after christmas and get back to congress washin
is underway for the late senator dan all inouye in washington, dc. the casket arrived in honolulu today. inouye who lost an arm in world war ii and was the first japanese american to be elected to senate, died on wednesday. >> a boston police officer claimed she was just doing his job when he dove into icy waters to save a drowning woman. someone used a cell phone to capture the officer's heroics. he heard a woman crying for help yesterday in boston's four point channel so he dove into the channel and swam to the woman. >> hi my job is to show up when people call for help. if we don't help no one is coming. >> that cop is a hero tonight. didn't think twice about it. >> norton held on a a raft while the woman used his life preserver to stay afloat. they were both rescued, cold but okay. >>> one wheel of fort turn winner seemed to get all the right letters and the answer to the clue but there was something about the way she said it that didn't sit right with the show's producers. nick watt has the story. reporter: when she was on the road. >> seven swans aswimming. >> that's not -- yeah.
. >> ama: public visitation is underway for the late senator dan all inouye in washington, dc. the casket arrived in honolulu today. inouye who lost an arm in world war ii and was the first japanese american to be elected to senate, died on wednesday. >> a boston police officer claimed she was just doing his job when he dove into icy waters to save a drowning woman. someone used a cell phone to capture the officer's heroics. he heard a woman crying for help yesterday in boston's four point channel so he dove into the channel and swam to the woman. >> hi my job is to show up when people call for help. if we don't help no one is coming. >> that cop is a hero tonight. didn't think twice about it. >> norton held on a a raft while the woman used his life preserver to stay afloat. they were both rescued, cold but okay. >>> one wheel of fort turn winner seemed to get all the right letters and the answer to the clue but there was something about the way she said it that didn't sit right with the show's producers. nick watt has the story. reporter: when she was on the road. >> seven swans aswimmin
on this appointment to fill the seat of the late senator dan inouye, who as we all know, was an institution in and of himself. once he is sworn in, the designee will be one of the youngest senators in this body. nevertheless, he has a long history of serving the state of hawaii. prior to entering politics, the senator-designee served for eight years as c.e.o. of helping hands hawaii, one of hawaii's largest nonprofit social services organization. he's also served four terms in the hawaii assembly house of representatives and served until just a few minutes ago as the lieutenant governor of the state of hawaii. having been a lieutenant governor, he has experience as a legislator and then as one of the presiding officers of the entire senate, speaks of itself as helping prepare for this job he has here. he will build upon the foundation laid during senator inouye's five decades of representing the state of hawaii. while no one can fill the shoes of our friend, senator inouye, brian schatz is a young man with a future full of promise and opportunity. mr. president, i would ask unanimous consen
in the seat, i inherited from dan inouye. when i looked at that, i was overcome with emotion. i did not speak. i realize i am delayed by a couple of minutes here, but i think of my friend and i think of his name. he said he wanted to be remembered as having represented his people to the best of his ability. he fill that out. -- filled that out. we know he gave everything to the senate. mr. president, i yield the floor. >> the senior senator from vermont and will present himself at the desk. senator leahy will be escorted to the desk. the vice president will be escorted to the desk. i am going to read the oath to you. let me stand here. do you solemnly swear that will support and defend the constitution of united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you bear true faith, that you take this oath and obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of invasion, and that will will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of are about to enter, so help you god? >> i do. [applause] >> majority leader? >> senate resolution 622, notifying the house of residents of th
. that looks bad to their constituents. and as one democratic source told our dan that bash, this will be the last train we have and there is no sense in it leaving the station before we have assurance it will get through. procedurally, jonathan, is there still time? >> procedurally, there's still time. it certainly depends on how complicated the fix is. if it's something simple it can be drawn up in a few lines and perhaps there's time. if they end up trying to get complicated there may not be time. if there's somebody in the senate bent on stopping this from happening because the senate rules, you can see there being a problem in terms of getting it done before january 1st, it really all depends on the level of consensus. when there's consensus in congress, things move very fast. sometimes in the blink of an eye trillions of dollars can go out the door. at other times if people want to hold up the process, it can take several weeks to get done. >> one analyst talked about bungee jumping off the cliff. so an easier bill will come after january 1st that everyone will vote fo
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